Thursday, September 25, 2008


Did you know that the computer is evil?  Not the hellfire-and-brimstone evil, but that subtle whisper of evil.  That "I'm just not sure if this is right or not" evil.  Or maybe it isn't the computer but the internet.  Yeah, that's it.  The internet is evil.
"Why post such a thing?" you ask.  I know the internet is a great source of information, that it's a global village and all that.  You can google something obscure and get fifty-bazillion hits and learn something that you didn't know you needed to know, like do butterflies fart?  Go ahead, google it.  You know you want to.
No, the internet/computer is evil because procrastinators like me will use it as an excuse to get nothing done.  Here I am, home with no children, and I'm hanging out on the computer just because I want to see if I got any email.  Checking to see if New Age Bitch responded to my comments or not.  Reading other blogs that I have no business reading because I have things I need to do here, like get toys and clothes ready for this really big consignment sale next week, or clean, or figure out what's for dinner.  Or I could be out playing with my new telephoto lens that arrived yesterday (thank you Trey - you're my lobster).
At least I made it to the grocery store.
It's a good thing I don't have an iPhone.  Then I could be worthlessly doing nothing but internet stuff everywhere!


Rosie : ) said...

Who needs laundry? Who needs to do dishes? I think you got it backwards. It's not the internet that is evil, but Housework! ;) Now, this is a true evil. A never-ending evil! You clean dishes, and some more dirty ones magically appear. You throw in a load of laundry, and somehow your laundry room ends up looking like an exploded dirty laundry center. {eek!}

Whereas the internet is sweet. It gives info {do butterflies fart after all?} and it connects you to people. It takes you away from every day doldrums. ;)

All kidding aside, this is a very cute post! Thank you for sharing. :)

Kool Aid said...

I'm so glad someone else shares my twisted view of things. Thanks for putting things in the proper perspective for me.

It seems the jury is still out on butterflies - I saw both yes and no answers. Guess we'll never really know, will we?

Have a great day!

Bridge said...

I am just relieved to know that butterflies do fart...sort of. What did we do before google?

Kool Aid said...

Could you imagine how big they would expand if they didn't fart?

yeah, I love google.

Michaela said...

HA, you busted me. In my last 5 minutes before leaving to pick him up. :)

Static Brain said...

A butterfly must fart. Other living creatures do. It only makes sense that: if you eat, you fart.

And as for the internet being evil? Nah, it isn't evil. But people can and do get carried away with it. read this: Internet Addiction: A deadly Pursuit for more information on just how carried away some people get.

The fact is that the internet is like everything else. It's good, but only in moderation.

captainslack said...

This is exactly why I didn't replace my Powerbook when it died. I always moaned about never having time to read or work on my hobbies. Turned out it was because I was always sitting on my butt in the living room surfing the net on the damn laptop!

New Age Bitch said...

1. All bloggers must own an iPhone. It's in the bylaws; didn't you get your copy?

2. Blogging WHILE grocery-shopping; hence, iPhone. See?

3. Rudolf Steiner says that people started getting stupid at about the same time they all started eating potatoes. A similar case can be made for the advent of personal computers/internet. Just in case you were worried there wasn't some master plan involved here.

Kool Aid said...

Look at what happens when I leave the internet! I miss the opportunity to respond to commenters individually instead of one big comment.

@Michaela - why do you suppose I was late dropping Little Man off today?

@Static brain - you bring some very good points. I'm glad I'm not an internet gamer, I'd be toast.

@Captain Slack - you are my hero for standing up to the laptop. How do you survive?

@New Age Bitch - 1) I must find a copy of those bylaws; like I need an excuse to get an iPhone. Is there a tax deduction somewhere? I think I missed that, too.

2) That would be so much cooler for shopping than my outdated shuffle!

3) I bow to your wisdom

Lydia said...

just because you can't accept the responsibility of your own actions doesent men the internet is evil

Kool Aid said...


First off, if you're going to be critical of me and my actions, how about proofreading your comment first. I was a bit confused by the "doesent men the internet is evil." Is that "doe sent men?" Who's doe and why did he/she send men? Or is it supposed to be "men, the internet is evil" or maybe "man, the internet is evil!" I'm sorry, I'm just a lowly irresponsible mom, so I'm a little confused.

I'm guessing you kinda missed the whole "tongue-in-cheek" tone of my post.

captainslack said...

It was an adjustment! I've got a desktop still, so it's not like I'm turning into a Luddite. (: